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Gaining a Competitive Edge with HPC Cloud Computing at Dow

William Edsall from Dow gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Detroit. “At Dow, Information Research provides leading edge information technology capability and information resources to meet strategic R&D initiatives.  IR delivers a combination of Information Technology, R&D experience and physical science knowledge to develop capabilities and analysis that help deliver R&D growth and innovation commitments. IR overall is focused on making Dow R&D the best at using information technology and informatics for a competitive advantage.”

Altair Rolls Out Inspire and Altair 365 for Product Development

Today Altair announced the release and immediate availability of the Altair Inspire simulation-driven design platform, and the Altair 365 cloud collaboration platform. The Altair Inspire platform enables manufacturers to leverage simulation to drive the entire design process, accelerating the pace of innovation and reducing time-to-market.

DOE Selects 13 Projects to Advance Manufacturing with HPC

In this video from the 2016 HPC User Forum in Austin, Wayne O Miller from LLNL announces a new RFP for the HPC4mfg program. “Today the HPC4Mfg group at LLNL announced nearly $3 million for 13 projects to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing. Manufacturer-laboratory partnerships help the U.S. bring technologies to the market faster and gain a competitive advantage in the global economy.”

UberCloud moves HPC Workloads to the Cloud with ANSYS Discovery Live

In this video, Thomas Francis from the UberCloud leads a discussion on how engineers and IT in the various organizations can benefit from Cloud computing. “UberCloud’s pre-packaged ANSYS cloud solution comes with a fully interactive desktop environment, accessed through a secure browser connection. You can leverage ANSYS’s powerful GUI-based tools such as Design Modeler and Workbench for iterative analysis, and you can also run batch or background jobs when needed using RSM.”

Agenda Posted: EAGE Workshop HPC for Upstream in Latin America

EAGE has posted the agenda for their first-ever EAGE Workshop HPC for Upstream in Latin America. The event takes place Sept. 21-22 in Santander, Colombia. “Unlike any time in history, we are witnessing a rush to improve speed of computation for huge amounts of data. The main objectives of this workshop are to reinforce the best HPC practices, tools, and techniques in computing architecture, system level, algorithm design, application development, and people training; discuss the harder impediments for the adoption and the growth of HPC solutions in the O&G industry; and point the trends, and opportunities for the near future.”

UberCloud Works with ANSYS and Azure to Optimize Bioreactors

Over at The UberCloud, Wolfgang Gentzsch writes that researchers are using HPC in the Cloud in a revolutionary new way for the design of bioreactors. “It’s amazing to think of all the products created in bioreactors. The medications we take, the beer we drink and the yogurt we eat are all made in bioreactors optimized for the manufacturing of these products. Unfortunately, optimizations take a lot of work and data. In a new HPC Cloud project, engineers from ANSYS with support from UberCloud performed an extensive Design of Experiments in Microsoft’s Azure Cloud.”

How Dell EMC Powers HPC for the Oil & Gas industry

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Robert Dildy from Dell EMC describes how the company powers HPC for the Oil & Gas industry. “The Dell EMC HPC Community is a worldwide technical forum that fosters the exchange of ideas among researchers, computer scientists, technologists, and engineers and promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC solutions.”

Job of the Week: Research Scientist at Intel

Intel is seeking a Research Scientist for their Extreme Scale Computing team in Oregon in our Job of the Week. “In this position, you will be responsible for conceiving, researching, and prototyping new parallel and distributed computing algorithms and frameworks, with special emphasis on machine learning and graph analytics, and you will develop relevant software and hardware technologies with the goal of converting these into products and fueling Intel’s growth. You will use your strong knowledge of scientific principles to identify and research promising technologies typically 3-5 years prior to product development. This requires a good understanding of state-of-the-art techniques in parallel computing, machine learning, distributed computing, optimization of algorithms, and bench-marking, along with a strong understanding of computer architecture.”

Ubercloud Posts 2018 Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies

Our friends at the UberCloud have published their 2018 Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies. “The Annual UberCloud Compendium of Case Studies is out! This is the 5th edition of this set of case studies relating to the world of Technical Computing. This year’s collection features case studies based on 13 select UberCloud Experiments, and the whole project is sponsored once again by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel.”

Toronto Startup Launches HPCBOX – An Elastic HPC Cloud Platform

Today Toronto startup Drizti announced the availability of HPCBOX, a desktop-centric, intelligent workflow cloud HPC platform for automating and executing application pipelines. “HPCBOX introduces an innovative method of plugging in cloud infrastructure into application pipelines and provides a rich desktop experience, including hardware accelerated remote graphics technology for authoring workflows with its workflow editor. Users from multiple industry verticals, like Manufacturing, Packaging, Automotive, Renewable Energy, Aerospace etc., who use Simulation Engineering, AI, or Machine Learning technologies and require HPC can cut costs can immensely benefit from this turn-key HPC cloud platform.”